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Poster: Purple Gel Date: May 9, 2007 7:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12-31-81

Hey Mid-Maine

I couldn't agree with you more, this is one of the most unique and awesome Playin's out there. I've listened to it a thousand times and never noticed the little Brent DS tease until you mentioned it. Just goes to show you don't ever know, there are always little things to discover in Dead jams, even when you think you know it by heart!!! I love discovering little details like that, thanks for pointing it out.

I was wondering if you noticed Bobby's tease? There's a Bobby Dark Star tease at the very end of Playin. It's right at 14:23 about 4 seconds before the opening chords of Terrrapin, Bobby teases the intro to DS, a little hint of things to come perhaps. :)-

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Poster: mid-maine Date: May 10, 2007 10:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 12-31-81

yeah. gel, i call those little surprises the layers within layers. it's how i can listen to the uncle john's -----> morning dew segment of 10-12-84 again and again. there's always a new texture or surprise in the fabric.

as far as the bob dark star quote, i know that little phrase of which you speak. i always sensed he was referencing brent's cue. this little nudges seemed aimed at jerry. it made me wonder about their off-stage huddles. had someone suggested they dust it off that night? was it a wedding gift for someone? or, were bob and brent simply seeing the possibility in the air that night?

mickey once said that they'd huddle to determine the tone and tenor of drumz and space segments -- maybe that monster march '86 phili space->morning dew was in reference to lybian conflict and tensions????

anywho, was dark star in the works? were bob and brent looking for the opening? no matter how it got off the ground, they were flying that new year's.

gel, you got to witness a serious gem!